Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31st is National Macaroon Day!

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National Macaroon Day!

There are two types of popular macaroons. One is a macaroon which is baked like a cookie size small cake consisting of ground almonds. The macaron (French version) is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, sugar, almond powder, and food coloring. These macarons are filled with buttercream or jam filling.

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Macaroons
Different Flavors


In the US, we know coconut macaroons which are usually dense and topped off with shaved coconut. But, I prefer them dipped in chocolate or maybe it's because I just like chocolate.

I'm not a big coconut fan, but I do prefer the macaron variety. They are multi-flavored and more of a confectionery vs a cookie, I love the ganache filled ones.


Macaroon


Which ever one you prefer, today is the day to best enjoy them. Happy Macaroon Day!

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